A group of young athletes based out of the Coldwater Curling Club recently competed in the regional championships in Chesley as Zone 10 'B' Champions. In the back row, from left, are Cameron Vanbodegom and Dylan Niepage. In the middle row, from left, are Evan Johnson, Evan Running and Anna McMenemy. In the front row, from left, are Sarah Marchildon, Alexandra Bertolo, Kimberly Taylor (in plaid). SUBMITTED

Curlers sweep into regionals

A group of athletes based out of the Coldwater Curling Club competed last weekend in the regional championships in Chesley as Zone 10 'B' Champs.

Garbage can damage

A Barrie man used a garbage can to cause several hundred dollars in damage to an apartment building lobby Friday morning.

A young ice angler proudly holds a yellow perch caught in Lake Simcoe, off Innisfil Beach Park, during the Fishing for Tyler derby. MIRIAM KING/QMI AGENCY

Finesse your ice-fishing skills

Ice safety, the effect of invasive species and how to “finesse” ice-fishing techniques were just some of the topics covered at an ice-fishing clinic.

Garrett Rank lines up his putt during a practice round at the Barrie Country Club this past September in anticipation of the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Tournament. Rank, who won that tournament, is also a hockey referee during the winter months. He officiated his first NHL game earlier this month in Buffalo. BARRIE EXAMINER FILE PHOTO

Golf champ refs in NHL

Garrett Rank, who won the 2014 Canadian Mid-Amateur golf championship in Barrie, doesn't just sit around all winter and wait for the snow to melt.

South Simcoe police RIDE spotcheck. QMI FILE PHOTO

More RIDE

South Simcoe police will be raising their game for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Matt Mistele of the Oshawa Generals and Barrie Colts defenceman Jonathan Laser tangle in the corner during Ontario Hockey League action at the Barrie Molson Centre on Thursday night. The Generals came out on top, 5-1. ZACH MACPHERSON/PHOTO

Generals dismiss Colts

The Barrie Colts have shown that they can hang with the league’s best. Beating them, however, is still another story.

Driver's licence suspended

BRADFORD WEST GWILLIMBURY – A Toronto man who misidentified himself to police after his vehicle went into the ditch Thursday faces two charges.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Jim Woodford, pictured Thursday in his Sugarbush home with his wife, Pat, is dying of cancer. Woodford is upset the charitable status of an organization called Dying With Dignity, which advocates for more patient say on the issue of right-to-die, has been revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Dying with dignity

For the past two decades, Jim Woodford has spent time helping dying cancer patients come to terms with the fact their lives are ending.

Simcoe County paramedic Frank Spiegelberg prepares to give blood Thursday to help fellow paramedic Brian Hekman, left, who is seeking a compatible bone-marrow donor for myelodysplastic syndrome. Hekman's sister, Kathi Anderson, who donated blood for the first time for the cause, watches Canadian Blood Services (CBS) phlebotomist Terri Brunelle prepare Spiegelberg for his donation. Dozens of paramedics — and even strangers coming into the Bayview Drive CBS facility for a scheduled donation — took part. A second blood donor clinic has been set up at the Simcoe County administration offices in the mobile unit on Monday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Giving their all

Simcoe County paramedic Frank Spiegelberg prepares to give blood Thursday to help fellow paramedic Brian Hekman, left, who is seeking a compatible bon

Barrie's newest McDonald’s restaurant, located in Park Place, celebrated its official opening on Thursday with a party featuring face painting for the kids, prize giveaways and celebration specials, as well as a nod to McHappy Days, being held on Wednesday, May 6. McHappy Day proceeds will support the new Child and Youth Mental Health unit at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

McHappy moment

Barrie's newest McDonald’s restaurant, located in Park Place, celebrated its official opening on Thursday with a party

The Collier Centre in downtown Barrie. Mark Wanzel /The Barrie Examiner FILE

City tweaking bonus policies

Barrie councillors are looking at trading more height and density to developers for community benefits – providing planning merits exist.

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